Eco Stay

Tara Retreat is an evolving glamping and eco accommodation space in Magical Mangawhai.

So far we have a self-contained studio, a handcrafted cob cottage,  a renovated caravan with its own covered deck, a glamping tent and a house truck lined with native hardwood timbers – all perfect spaces for enjoying a lovely local wine in the afternoon sun.

Guests can also join in a yoga class or have the studio to themselves, have a therapeutic massage in the healing room,help themselves to seasonal fruit and veges or  dine al fresco in the fully-equipped outdoor kitchen. Come on up, relax and make yourselves at home.



Exclusive use of the whole retreat for your group with five alternate accommodation options!

The perfect base for five couples to explore and enjoy Mangawhai…or space for kids or two or more small families.

AUTUMN SPECIAL = 2 nights for only $800 for 10 guests!



6 nights in Magical Mangawhai for your group of family and friends

$4500 ($700 p/n, $140 Waterboy delivery, $160 cleaning fee)


AUCKLAND ANN WEEKEND 2020 – Long weekend of summer fun in Mangawhai

Friday 24 Jan to Monday 27th Jan 2020 – 3 nights whole retreat $2,400 ($700p/n + $140 Waterboy delivery & $160 cleaning)


LONG EASTER BREAK 2020 – Long weekend of summer fun in Mangawhai

Thursday 9 April to Monday 13 April  Jan 2020 – 4 nights whole retreat $3,000 ($700p/n + $140 Waterboy delivery  & $60 laundry)

Contact us to inquire/chat or book – see the Whole Retreat listing on Airbnb for more info.

“We loved staying at your retreat and I have to say the beds were SO comfortable! I slept like a log! Really appreciated a chilled, clean and quirky getaway! And the kids were happy for hours on the trampoline. The little mushroom hut is ADORABLE. Everything was super clean and easy to navigate (kitchen etc). Will be recommending you to friends, from our family to yours, thank you!!!” Amanda, Auckland

“Tara Retreat is a great place to stay for a visit to Mangawhai, close to town and all the amenities you need, thank you.” Julia (Matapouri)

“Beautiful place for people who love nature, sustainable ways of living, mindfulness and simplicity. Glen is friendly, welcoming and open-minded host, it was a pleasure to meet him!” Adela (Czech Republic)

“We found ourselves staying in 3 of the accommodation options at Tara Retreat and we absolutely loved all of them!

The caravan, glamping tent and house truck all had their own unique charm. Each had its own area to chill out in. We loved picking herbs outside the caravan, curling up in the tent with a book and watching the world go by from the big window in the house truck!

The truck had its own awesomely decorated shower/toilet and also a kitchenette, which was great and offered you your own space. However we loved the shared facilities especially the covered kitchen area. It was a really nice way to meet other travellers and we even shared our Christmas meal with a full table.

We’d suggest you check out Glen’s yoga class and speak to Nic about her massage and naturopathy!

We also loved the area and our week stopover in Mangawhai turned into a 3 month stay. We felt really at home at Tara Retreat, for us one of those ‘gems’ that we’d love to return to.

Glen and Nic were so welcoming, friendly and kind which was a huge bonus and definitely a part of our time in NZ we will never forget. Thanks guys!” Chris and Steph (UK)


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